Wisdom. We desperately need to see the wisdom of unity and pulling together as a metropolitan area. This even includes north Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. As Memphis goes, so does the surrounding area. Beating up on each locale only makes us all losers. One of the primary reasons the United States has the world’s highest standard of living is that we are united. Contrary to emotional calls for secession in some quarters, it would be the worst thing that could happen to the people who think they want to separate. Those areas would immediately become third world economies.